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    Precolonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda

Precolonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda

In his latest article Dr Elliott Green looks at the role of “Precolonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda”. Below is a summary of the article, the full text can be found in the journal Economic Development and Cultural Change
The role of precolonial history on contemporary development has become an important field of study within development economics. In particular […]

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    Neoliberalism and Industrial Policy in Georgia – Professor Robert Wade

Neoliberalism and Industrial Policy in Georgia – Professor Robert Wade

In April Professor Robert Wade visited Tbilisi in Georgia. While there he attended a conference on Industrial Development Strategy. In this post he explains how this has impacted Georgia in the last 25 years since the break up of the Soviet Union.

I visited Georgia for the first time in late April, at the invitation of Tato Khundadze at the […]

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    Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive? The Limits of Adaptation limits

Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive? The Limits of Adaptation limits

Professor of International Development Jude Howell talks about her recent research into governance in China in this post written for the LSE International Development blog, based on her article on the same subject published in Journal of Social Policy in January.
In 2016 the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will have been in power for almost 70 years. While the former Soviet […]

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    Africa at LSE – As the global economy struggles, economic diversification in Africa is necessary

Africa at LSE – As the global economy struggles, economic diversification in Africa is necessary

In a post originally written for Africa at LSE, International Development alumnus Kilian Koffi urges African governments to learn from the past as they deal with the economic challenges of the present day.
A slowing world economy, falling commodity prices, and a strengthening dollar are bad news for export-dependent countries. After a decade-long commodity boom, paired with cheap credit in the aftermath of […]

Limited liability… But Only for a Limited Few

Our students go on to a wide range of careers. Some work for NGOs, private companies or governments, others like MSc Development Studies Alumnus Kartik Misra undertake further study. Kartik is PhD candidate at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is researching the crisis of Indian agriculture. In this post he gives us an insight into some of the work he’s been doing.
The Limited Liability Act […]

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    Mozambique returns to war, as opposition claims electoral ‘fraud’

Mozambique returns to war, as opposition claims electoral ‘fraud’

Journalists and statisticians are trying to determine if opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama was cheated out of the presidency, or if he is just a bad loser, write Joseph Hanlon and Johan Ahlback.
Mozambique is usually cited as one of Africa’s post-conflict success stories. The civil war ended in 1992 and Renamo’s guerrilla force was transformed into the opposition in parliament. […]

March 9th, 2016|Events, Featured|0 Comments|

Burundi: What Can Actually Be Done?

There are few tangible solutions to Burundi’s crisis in sight. But LSE International Development PhD candidate Benjamin Chemouni explores some positive actions regional and international actors can take.

The violence in Burundi is evolving and getting worse.

Challenges to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule are becoming professionalised, as demonstrated by the attacks on two military camps in Bujumbura last December. Godfroid Nyombare – Nkurunziza’s former […]

Book Launch: Is Decentralization Good for Development?

This Wednesday (2 December) we’re launching a new book “Is Decentralization Good for Development?” at the LSE (6:30pm, Hong Kong Theatre). This is a public panel discussion so all interested are warmly invited to join!

Ahead of this the book’s author Professor Jean-Paul Faguet gives us a preview of the argument put forward in the book.

Over the past few weeks, many people have […]

November 30th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Why the fear of the Magna Carta in Beijing? Mayling Birney speaks to BBC Newshour

Why the fear of the Magna Carta in Beijing? Mayling Birney speaks to BBC Newshour

The Magna Carta exhibit in Beijing was suddenly moved from Renmin University to the British Ambassador’s residence, where few will get to see it. On yesterday’s BBC Newshour, Dr Mayling Birney spoke with James Coomarasamy about why Chinese leaders and Renmin University are so wary of the Magna Carta. JC: The Magna Carta is on a world tour this year […]

Is National Interest a Threat to Aid? – Duncan Green

Duncan Green, Professor in Practice at LSE, questions how UK Aid can pursue development and British National Interest at the same time. Originally posted on From Poverty to Power. The British aid programme is in an interesting place right now. The British chancellor (finance minister) George Osborne is overseeing a tense spending review in which aid is protected thanks to the government’s […]